|Sylvia Simpson Painter, Art Waves #18|
Sylvia Simpson creates watercolour scenes of familiar places around Hamilton that owe something to the Sunday funny papers and something to the Group of Seven. In this interview she proves as lively and engaging as her work.
Keywords: painting; Hamilton; art; style
|Gord Leverton Art Waves 11|
Gord Leverton is a man who knows how to paint the town. He paints engaging, Hopperesque streetscapes of Hamilton, which have the power to reinvent the way we see the place. In this interview he talks about his vision and his art.
Keywords: streetscapes; Hamilton; painting
|Chris Pannell, Poet, Art Waves #40|
From behind the wheel of his DARTS bus, poet Chris Pannell has a unique view of the world. He came by Art Waves to celebrate the launch of his new book, Drive.
Keywords: poetry; bus-driver; Hamilton
|Charly Chiarelli and Christmas, Art Waves #101|
Known for his hilarious and touching trilogy of one-person shows about his life--Cu'Fu?, Mangiacake and Sunamabeach--Charly Chiarelli knows how to delight audiences with his storytelling as well as with his prowess on the harmonica. Upon hearing that he was in town this December, Art Waves asked him to come by and tell us about Christmas, from his point of view both as a child and as an adult. It's a great conversation, and there's even a stocking-stuffer! The interview is followed by Charly's c...
Keywords: Santa Claus; Ho Ho Hum; Hamilton; Sicily; immigration; blues harmonica
|Donna Lee Macdonald, Art Waves #51|
Donna Lee Macdonald, the Arts Administrator for Hamilton Artists Inc., dropped by to talk to Art Waves about the important renaissance of that collective in its new home on James Street North. While she was here she also spoke about inspiration, and her own writing.
Keywords: arts administration; Hamilton Artists Inc; writing; inspiration; time management; gallery; James Street North
|Susan Evans Shaw on the Hamilton Literary Awards #94|
Susan Evans Shaw is a writer and a heroic volunteer in the literary community of Hamilton. In this interview she tells us about the Hamilton Literary Awards for 2010, as well as her own writing projects and the groups she volunteers with.
Keywords: literary awards; Arts Hamilton; Canadians in World War I; Lit Live; Grit Lit; Kerry Schooley
|Jeff Mahoney, Journalist, Art Waves #127|
Jeff Mahoney is a much loved writer at the Hamilton Spectator. In this episode of Art Waves, he talks about the joys as well as the difficulties of newspaper journalism today. For the stories behind the stories, not to mention the poetic and musical sides of Jeff Mahoney, tune it in.
Keywords: the future of print media; chess; humour; Art Gallery of Hamilton; Stevie Wonder; Lenny Breau
|Meghan Quinlan on Choral Conducting, Art Waves #102|
Meghan Quinlan has been singing and playing music since early childhood. As an adolescent she began conducting the Canadian Martyrs Gallery Choir, going on to arrange and even write music for them. In 2010 they put out a brilliant CD of sacred music called Novum Gaudium. Art Waves caught Meghan for an interview when she came home for Christmas from Norway, where she is studying choral conducting under Kare Hanken.
Keywords: choral conducting; Hamilton Children's Choir; Kare Hansen; Novum Gaudium; Zimfira Poloz; Scandanavian singing; twins
|Emma Rush, Classical Guitarist, Art Waves #108|
As we neared Valentine's Day this year it happened that Art Waves provided its audience with some lush and very romantic music, thanks to classical guitarist Emma Rush. Not only did she have fascinating things to say about the genre, but she brought in her guitar and played live for us!
Keywords: classical guitar; Guitar Hamilton; Dale Kavanagh; Tuba Akkaya; Jose Luis Merlin
|Hamilton Arts & Letters, John Porter & David Cohen, Art Waves #99|
The beautiful on-line journal Hamilton Arts & Letters is the subject of this edition of Art Waves. Writers and contributors J.S. Porter and David Cohen came by to talk about its blend of visual and literary art, as well as the "trio with brio" that put it together: Paul Lisson, Fiona Kinsella and Peter Stevens.
Keywords: HAL; on-line journals; Hamilton Literary Awards; Conrad Furey; visual and literary art
|Liz Corey, Poet and Reenactor, Art Waves #56|
Elizabeth Corey gives us a fascinating look inside Hamilton’s Whitehern, where she inhabits the persona of the cook of the historic home by day. By night she writes poetry. To find out how Liz’s “two lives” inform each other, listen to this engaging episode of Art Waves.
Keywords: poetry; Whitehern; historical reenactor; inspiration; Hamilton
|Shannon Kyles, 3rd Visit, Art Waves #164|
Shannon Kyles' architectural drawing competition, "Places We Call Home" has been judged & opens Oct. 21st at the Art Gallery of Hamilton. To hear about this, Mohawk's new Architectural Restoration Program, where to get fine craftsmen, and much more, tune in to Shannon Kyles' third visit to Art Waves.
Keywords: Tim Drake; Dave Snoddy; Leanne Borges; Sabine Haley; Dan Cheatley; Art Gallery of Hamilton; Graham Crawford; Anthony Butler; Rob Hamilton; Andrew Skuse; Craig Simms; AGH; Ontario architecture
|Zimfira Poloz, Choral Conductor, Art Waves #132|
Renowned choral conductor Zimfira Poloz came by to talk about the Hamilton Children's Choir. Under her direction this choir has won prizes all over the world. Her passion and idealism for developing children's voices--and their confidence--as she creates a choir out of hundreds of individual children, will move you to an open-throated song of joy.
Keywords: Kazakhstan; Koktem; Hamilton Children's Choir; the Phonopedic method of voice development; choral championships; Basque language preservation
|205 Valley Town Toastmasters ( Jan. 12, 2014)|
Why is it so difficult for most people to get up and speak before an audience? Perhaps because it is an art, but it's an art anyone can learn. Three compelling members of the Dundas Toastmasters Club came by to prove this, and when you hear their stories you'll agree that this is a skill worth honing.
Keywords: Valley Town Toastmasters; Youth Leadership Programs; Ancaster Public Library; David Sweet; Qcard.ca; Ralph C. Smedley; Hamilton 350; The Council of Canadians; Journey
|217 Nathaniel Johnson ( May 4, 2014)|
Nate Johnson sculpts with wool. That's right, wool. His fascination with narrative, metamorphosis and the history of materials leads him to create life-sized sculptures from felted wool. But he's not trying to pull the wool over your eyes--quite the opposite. Tune in!
Keywords: Bob Yates; needlefelting; Mark Byk; Kristine Tortora; Ron Mueck; natejohnsonart.com; birdandbulldog.etsy.com; Graeme Patterson; Joseph Cornell; The Hamilton Hotel; Patsy Cline
|Martinus Geleynse, Art Waves #175|
His creative and entrepreneurial spirit took Martinus Geleynse into music, film-making, newspaper publishing (urbanicity), politics and more. He is the CEO of Hamilton 24, a film festival that just keeps growing, as well as of MGI and HomeSight Real Estate, two media companies that support people with ideas. Geleynse loves Hamilton, and the feeling is mutual!
Keywords: Richard Scarry; Richard Branson; Warren Buffett; Berkshire Hathaway; Mark Chamberlain; Hamilton 24 Festival; urbanicity; Reg Beaudry; Frederick Buechner; Matthew Good Band; Tim Dashwood; AndrewVictoria; Boardwalk Empire
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|Daniel Coleman, Writer, Art Waves #122|
Daniel Coleman has written and edited many books, all of which explore questions of society and the quest for the spiritual--the individual and the other. This interview focuses mainly on three books: The Scent of Eucalyptus: A Missionary Childhood in Ethiopia; In Bed with the Word: Reading, Spirituality and Cultural Politics; and White Civility: The Literary Project of English Canada. To journey deep into our human-ness, join Daniel Coleman on Art Waves #122.
Keywords: Canadian identity; Ethiopia; missionary culture; the purpose of reading; creative non-fiction; memoir; the future of the Humanities in education; the Raymond Klibansky Prize; The Hamilton Literary Arts Award
|Wazimbo, Mozambiquan Legend, Art Waves #145|
Artist and arts organizer Annette Paiement presents the legendary singer of Mozambique, Wazimbo, in a fascinating hour full of the kind of music that has made "world music" so popular in recent years. Through Matapa, an arts organization founded by Annette with Filimone Mabjaia, Wazimbo is the first of many Mozambiquan and Canadian artists who will bridge the two cultures. The music of Wazimbo will have you smiling and dancing even as it probes your soul.
Keywords: Marrabenta music; Matapa Music & Arts Organization; Super Crawl; Tich Maredza Band; The Zimbabwean Burial Society; Luanda Jones; Arlene Bishop; Tomi Swick; Brian Melo; View; Canadian Film Centre; the Art Gallery of Hamilton Film Festival; the Revtones; Lula Lounge
|204 John Terpstra ( Dec. 8, 2013)|
Poet--or should I say, writer--John Terpstra returns to Art Waves to talk about his 9th book, Brilliant Falls. The discussion begins as a footpath, but soon broadens to become a multi-lane highway through the workings of a busy mind. Listen in for a rollicking good time and some wonderful insights.
Keywords: W.H.Auden; Richard Wilbur; the Bruce Trail; Steetly Quarry; Jeffery Donaldson's Jeweller's Eye; Wendell Berry; Michael Moore; Friends of the Redhill Valley; Paul Lisson; Hamilton Arts & Letters; Michael Ondaatje; John Laing Singers; Dylan yn it Frysk
|Shannon Kyles, 2nd Visit, Art Waves #158|
Architecture professor Shannon Kyles has been so impressed with student drawings over the years she organized "Places We Call Home", a competition for students or graduates of the Mohawk Architecture or Building Renovation programs. Winners will receive cash prizes, and all successful entrants will have their drawings published in a catalogue and exhibited from Oct. to Feb. 2013 at the Art Gallery of Hamilton.
Keywords: James Balfour; Donna Reid; Dan Cheatley; Ken Coit; Parkside High School; Crooks Hollow; Peter Lloyd; Anthony Butler; Graham Crawford; Robert Hamilton; Craig Simms; Andrew Skuce; Doors Open; Prince Edward County; Places We Call Home
|216 Doors Open 2014 Shannon Kyles ( Apr. 27, ' 14)|
You may think you know your town, but you don't know her until you've been to Doors Open, the amazing free history and architecture festival. It happens in Hamilton on the first weekend of every May and is two days of pure delight. Architecture expert Shannon Kyles came by to tell us what's up for Doors Open 2014.
Keywords: Architectural Conservancy of Ontario; Military Museum; Dundurn Castle; Whitehern; Gryphon Cottage; the William Pring House; Workers Arts & Heritage Centre; In Praise of Older Windows; Hamilton Museum of Steam & Technology; Erland Lee Museum; Battlefield House; Pinehurst; Moffat Kinoshida; MacNab Presyterian; St. Lawrence; TH&B Rail; Hamilton Port Authority; Empire Times; Seedworks; Ferguson Pumping Station; Carnegie Gallery; Dundas Museum; Germania Club; St. Paul's Glanford; Hindu Temple on 20 Road East; Rick & Angel Lintack; David Premi; The Fureys
|210 Valerie Tryon Returns( Mar. 9, 2014)|
In her second visit to Art Waves, legendary concert pianist Valerie Tryon explains what it is about each of the great composers that makes her want to play their music. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from one of the great classical artists of our day.
Keywords: Dinu Lipatti; Vladimir Horowitz; Jeffrey Siegel; Hans von Bulow; Wilhelm Kempff; Arthur Rubenstein; Siva Oke; Somm; Sir Basil Cameron; Boris Brott; Hamilton Place; Theatre Aquarius; Alan Walker; Franz Liszt; Hamburg Steinway; Dame Myra Hess; Dohnanyi; Elliott Carter; Charles Ives; Marjan Mozetich; John William Navin Sullivan
|206 The Highnote Ramblers ( Jan. 26, 2014)|
Mimi Shaw and Jeff Rosnick of the rockabilly group The Highnote Ramblers fill the Art Waves studio with high lonesome energy as they give us a live concert of covers and original music that will make you sit up and beg for more.
Keywords: rockabilly; Imelda May; Sun Records; Elvis; Johnny Cash; Wanda Jackson; The Carter Family; Brian Setzer and the Stray Cats; Prague Rock; The Reverend Horton Heat; Staircase Cafe; Art Bar; Homegrown Hamilton; Young Rivals; Jacob Moon; Good Food Box; This Ain't Hollywood; Harrison Kennedy; Waddington's Music; Lori Yates; Hank Williams; Mike Rosnick
|221 Gord Simmons 2nd Visit ( July 20, 2014)|
Known to Art Waves first as a busking a cappella singer, Gord Simmons returns to tell us of his new career as a lighting and sound technician. To learn about pink sound, diagetic sound, gobos and much more, lend us your ears!
Keywords: Rib Fest; Jack Johnson; The Lyric Theatre; The Baltimore House; The Corktown; QSC speakers; Dusk Dances; Cirque du Soleil; Patrick Brennan; Laura Kappel; Looking Sea Collective; Lesley Loksi Chan; Melanie Skeen; Nat King Cole; Kurt Elling; Q Lab; Hamilton Conservatory for the Arts
|220 Krista Foss ( June 29, 2014)|
Krista Foss's debut novel, Smoke River, has just been released from Random House. Set in the charged context of a southern Ontario land claim dispute, Foss's career as a novelist hits the ground running. She reveals the surprising roots of her passion for this subject in Art Waves 220.
Keywords: Caledonia land claim dispute; The People of the Pines; Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance; Turtle Island News; Louise Erdrich; Samantha Haywood; Lara Hinchberger; Richard Wagamese; Lisa Moore; Hamilton Arts & Letters; Trent Severn Locks; Mosquito; Rival Sons; Word on the Street; Brian Maracle
|189 Tom Mackan, Director ( May 26, 2013)|
Tom Mackan began as an actor and moved to directing and reviewing community theatre productions. If you've ever wondered how the complicated group project know as a play comes to the stage and takes you into another world, tune in and listen to a master of such ceremonies.
Keywords: Tamara Kamermans; Dia Frid; Theatre Burlington; Londomat at the End of the World; Deb Dagenais; Western Ontario Drama League Festival; Minced by Peter Gruner; www.botg.ca; Sterndale and Joan Bennett; Canadian Theatre School; Royal Alex; Neptune Theatre; CBC; Theatre Ontario Festival; Diane Brokenshire; Steve O'Brien; Bruce Edwards; Hamilton Fringe Festival; Players' Guild; Dan Podetz; Michelle Spanik; Tricia Ward; Kevin Moore; Bill Moore; Alan Turing; firstname.lastname@example.org; Newzybitz; Chor Leoni Men's Choir
|199 Horror Panel 2013 ( Oct. 27, 2013)|
Aaron Allen, Rhonda Dynes and Barbara Ferguson return to give us a State of the Art report on horror in 2013. In a rollicking hour they cover books, movies, television, horror events and trends, bringing with them, of course, all sorts of chilling and/or rocking music from the realm of the terrifying. Come back to life with Art Waves #199!
Keywords: Anno Dracula; Deborah Harkness; Simon R. Green; Mohawk's Writing for Publication Program; Jennifer Jones; Pan's Labyrinth; Guillermo del Toro; Chuck Hogan; The Strain; The Walking Dead; Carrie; The Shining; Evil Dead: the Musical; The Purge; The Conjuring; Insidious 1 & 2; You're Next; World War Z; the Hamilton Zombie Walk; The Cabin in the Woods; Pontypool; Bruce McDonald; Black Fawn Distribution; The Revenge of the Psychotic Forest Ranger; Kelly Armstrong; Bitten; American Horror Story; Orphan Black; Fan Expo